We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Platte Chapel
A funeral service for Norman Keith Blow, 71, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the First Christian Church in Wheatland, Wyoming. Interment will be held at the Wheatland Cemetery.
Keith Blow passed away on Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his beloved wife, Debbie, at his side. He fought a courageous battle with Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS), a rare autoimmune disorder, for many years and is now at peace with our Lord.
Keith was born on Sunday, April 15, 1951, in Denver, Colorado, where he was welcomed by his adoptive parents, Darrow and Inez (Asher) Blow of Wheatland. Keith grew up in Wheatland helping his father and uncle, Denzil Blow, with the family businesses, Blow Oil and Blow Feed Company. He attended school in Wheatland and graduated from Wheatland High School in 1969. After high school, Keith attended the University of Wyoming where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. Upon graduation from college Keith worked a variety of jobs in California, North Dakota, and Wyoming, and then began work for a title company in Wheatland in the spring of 1978. It was during this summer that he met his wife, Deborah Small, who was working as a waitress at Vimbo’s Restaurant for the summer. They were married on June 7, 1980, at the Methodist Church in Wheatland.
Over the 42 years that they were married, Keith and Debbie lived in a variety of places, including Wyoming and Utah, as well as the southern, central coast, and bay areas of California. Keith had a very successful career and traveled all over the western United States for his work, completing permitting, land acquisition, and construction oversight for major energy projects. Some of his projects included electric transmission lines, water utility pipelines, highway widening work, and cell phone towers. In the early 1990s he formed his own consulting company, Western Energy Services, which he operated full time until his retirement in 2015. Upon Debbie’s retirement in July, 2020, the couple made their home in Las Vegas.
In addition to his work, Keith’s passion was classic cars. He owned a variety of different cars over his lifetime many of them he restored or customized. He could tell you every detail about an older car. One of his favorites was his 1969 Camaro, which he purchased during his senior year in high school. He sold it in the early 1970s and in 1994 found the original car and bought it back.
Keith’s other passion was his love for all animals. He had many pets during his lifetime and was particularly loving and devoted to his dogs. Over the years Keith made and maintained many friendships. He was a master at keeping in touch with the people who were important to him during his lifetime. Keith loved to visit over the phone with the many friends with whom he came in contact with over the years.
Keith is survived by his wife, Debbie Blow of Las Vegas; sister, Nancy Heagney of Gillette, Wyoming; cousin, Charlene (LeRoy) Atkinson of Casper, Wyoming; niece, Brenda (Steve) Browen of Hemet, California; brothers-in-law, Gary (Mary) Small of Loveland, Colorado and Kenny (Patty) Small of Wheatland; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents, Darrow and Inez Blow.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Atkinson, Dennis Atkinson, Brenda Browen, Gary Small, Kenny Small, and Todd Small.
A memorial to the APS (Antiphospholipid Syndrome) Foundation, P.O. Box 801, La Crosse, WI 54602-0801 has been set-up in his memory. Keith was diagnosed with APS in 1992, and fought a good fight against the disease for many years.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com